David Benavidez wasn’t the only fighter who had some things to say ahead of this Saturday’s WBC super middleweight eliminator this weekend. Looking forward to the Showtime main event, Ellis says he’s hoping Benavidez will come to pressure him as he’s hoping to land some thudding power.
“This isn’t my first time in the bubble, so now I know what I’m expecting. It got way easier. I got no complaints. I did what I had to do.
“I got power. A lot of people seem to overlook it. But now it’s just time to show it. I’ll show my power on Saturday night.
“Just coming here on weight has been key, and doing what I had to do. Usually you could get into the hotel and shake a few pounds off, but here you can’t go anywhere. So I knew what I was getting myself into.
“I don’t feel like giving out the game plan, but I hope he pressures me. But I’ve got two hands too and I’m going to stay in there and I’m going to fight. I’m just going to mix it all up and do what I’ve been doing my entire career. Just all in one night.
“My boxing IQ is there and we’re just going to work. We’re just going to do everything we have do to get the win. To be the champion you have to beat the champion. And in my eyes, he’s still a champion.”